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4.1
256 Reviews (256)
5 Stars
96
4 Stars
117
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
83.9%
Recommend this course
228 out of 256 reviews
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4.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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3.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
76.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 25 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7050 yards
Slope 128
Rating 73.5
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Cowan Creek Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7050 yards 73.5 128
Gold 72 6572 yards 71.2 125
Blue 72 6066 yards 68.8 118
Blue (W) 72 6066 yards 73.6 130
Green 72 5524 yards 65.5 112
Green (W) 72 5524 yards 71.1 118
Red (W) 72 5034 yards 67.9 112
Scorecard for Cowan Creek Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.5/128 403 186 570 380 138 484 384 423 526 3494 166 389 515 458 387 424 196 585 436 3556 7050
Gold M: 71.2/125 370 175 537 350 130 458 362 396 493 3271 156 363 484 427 357 392 174 545 403 3301 6572
Gold/Blue M: 69.7/124 335 153 537 350 130 419 362 362 493 3141 156 363 484 397 357 364 155 512 366 3154 6295
Blue M: 68.8/118 W: 73.6/130 335 153 509 315 115 419 337 362 460 3005 140 340 460 397 327 364 155 512 366 3061 6066
Blue/Green M: 67.2/115 287 126 509 315 115 380 337 325 460 2854 140 311 418 397 327 328 155 512 335 2923 5777
Green M: 65.5/112 W: 71.1/118 287 126 475 278 108 380 313 325 430 2722 133 311 418 366 296 328 134 481 335 2802 5524
Green/Red M: 64.3/109 W: 69.8/115 252 126 445 278 108 348 313 294 392 2556 133 280 386 366 266 328 134 450 299 2642 5198
Red M: 63.5/107 W: 67.9/112 252 126 445 244 94 348 284 294 392 2479 124 280 386 335 266 297 118 450 299 2555 5034
Handicap 9 15 3 11 17 1 7 13 5 16 12 4 10 2 14 18 8 6
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 17 3 9 15 1 7 13 5 16 10 4 14 2 12 18 8 6

Course Details

Year Built 2008
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Stephenson (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.1
256 Reviews (256)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Elevation Changes 17
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Seniors 21
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
In the 'Burbs 20
Convenient to the City 10

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/05/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review and choosing to play Cowan Creek Golf Club! Come back soon. #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A fun course to play

A nice layout with a pretty good practice area. The lay out is nice and the course is fun to play. The greens are usually just ok and the price is good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/10/2019

Hi Keith1154002, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome this kind of feedback for potential improvements. Thank you for playing Cowan Creek Golf Course and come back soon! #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quality, Challenging Track

Cowan Creek is one of my favorite central Texas courses. I don't get to play there too often because of the horrible Austin area traffic. The fairways were in excellent condition as expected, but unexpectedly the greens were less than desirable. They have two issues right now. 1) they must be in some sort of transition from winter rye to summer bermuda and a LOT of the bermuda hasn't come in yet so you get a lot of bare spots. 2) they have an extreme amount of little crab grass growths that completely affected almost every putt from our foursome. I hope the greenskeepers have a plan to take care of those boogers. As long as you get there early, the staff is more than pleasant and don't forget to bring your own refreshments! Thanks for having us Cowan Creek!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented On 04/17/2019

Thanks for the 4-stars and taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your patience & understanding regarding a few of our greens, as this time of year does create some struggle with Poa Annua and the recent weather has been the perfect storm for Pythium root rot. Our superintendent is aware and working diligently on treatment for both, however, Poa Annua is a cool season grass so conditions will be improving with the warmer temps ahead! We hope you still enjoyed the day with us at Cowan Creek Golf Club and look forward to having you back again soon. #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

greens in bad shape

Your puts roll across the greens like they were on a wash board. Some type of fungus I would guess. They course should be closed until they straighten it out

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/19/2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we truly apologize for any inconvenience regarding our greens. We appreciate your patience & understanding as this time of year does create some struggle with Poa Annua and the recent weather has also been the perfect storm for Pythium root rot. Our superintendent is aware and working diligently on treatment for both, however, Poa Annua is a cool season grass so conditions will be improving with the warmer temps ahead! Please note we have decided to close the course for the time being while these improvements take place, and we hope to welcome you back for a much better round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Counter guy very rude

Felt like I was in 3rd grade and principal was talking to me..felt very disrespected for bein 3 min late...I’ll never step foot at any sun city golf courses

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mediocre

Greens were in terrible shape and the only snack or drink was a vending machine. I ate peanut butter crackers for lunch not knowing this.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Thank you for the 3-stars and taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we apologize for any inconvenience with our amenities. We do allow golfers to bring their own food & beverages to the course, but we're sorry if you were not aware of this. Your comments on our greens have been shared with the appropriate staff for any necessary improvements as well, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a much-improved experience soon.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice course and super staff

Love this course, great for all levels. Larry in the pro shop is the best.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/26/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review, kind feedback, and choosing Cowan Creek Golf Club! On behalf of our staff, we truly appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back for an even better round soon. #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were insane...

Typical fairway conditions for this time of year - very sparse grass, and greens were "lightning" fast - probably 12+ on stimpmeter. Haven't played here in 3 years, but I'm a good putter and 8 handicap and 3-putted 7 greens. Nice course layout though...

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 03/26/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review, and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your comments and are glad to hear you enjoyed our course layout. Thanks for choosing Cowan Creek Golf Club and we hope to welcome you back for an even better round again soon! #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Cowan creek

Excellent course. Nice layout. Staff is friendly. This course is ran very well. One of the better practice ranges in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/21/2019

Thanks for the great feedback and 5-stars! We truly appreciate your comments on our course & staff here at Cowan Creek Golf Club, and we're glad to hear our facilities can help improve your game. Come back soon and check out your review shared on our Facebook page! #CowanCreekGC

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

Well laid out course with greatbscenery. Greens in great shape. I recommend this course to everyone I know who plays golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/12/2019

Thanks for the awesome feedback and recommendation! We truly appreciate your dedication to playing at Cowan Creek Golf Club and hope to welcome you back again soon. Check out your review shared on our Facebook page! #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/22/2019

Thanks for the 5-stars, Isaac! Come back to Cowan Creek Golf Club for another great round soon. #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Well laid out. Great staff in the pro shop. Good pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/22/2019

Thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback! We appreciate your comments and hope you enjoyed the day with us. Come back to Cowan Creek Golf Club again soon and check out your review shared on our Facebook page! #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Ignore other reviews

I was somewhat concerned that this would not be a good experience based on some other previous reviews, my fears were unfounded. From the check in at the clubhouse, to the courtesy of the starter and marshal, I thought the staff was great. I have played about 15 rounds in the area so far in 2019 and these were the best greens by far. Course provides excellent layout, playability and has a very upscale feel to it. Thanks Cowan Creek for a great day of golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 02/11/2019

Thank you for the great feedback and 5-star review! On behalf of our staff here at Cowan Creek Golf Club, we're glad to hear we could provide you with a valuable golf experience. We truly appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back for another round soon. #CowanCreekGC

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 01/14/2019

We're truly sorry to see that your recent experience with us did not meet your expectations. On behalf of our staff, we would appreciate any additional feedback so we can share it appropriately for future improvements. We hope we have the chance to have you back for an improved experience soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wait for dryer conditions

Unfortunately this course has extremely bad drainage. We played 1/10/19 and after almost a week of no rain it is still cart path only and needs to be. Lots of very wet, muddy, sloppy fairways take away from the enjoyment factor, in my opinion. To add to the problem, maintenance people drive all over the course, including all around the greens, leaving deep tire marks. Come on, guys, this only makes it worse. Greens are in good shape and when maintenance doesn't tear the course up, and when the conditions are more favorable this is a fun and challenging course. Just wait till ?? who knows?

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIP OFF!!!!!!!

The "marshal" (actually one of the men that washes the carts) came out and told everyone they had to QUIT the round (it was 1710HRS - that's 5:10pm) because the carts HAD to be in at 5:15pm...we had two holes left to play...we're on the tee box of 17, and he's standing in front of the tee box, and won't move, and is demanding that we turn the carts in now.
If the carts were due in at 5:15pm you all should have said that when we checked in.

VERY POOR MANAGEMENT; VERY POOR COMMUNICATIONS ; AND VERY** VERY** POOR "CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE/CUSTOMER SERVICE" - I will tell everyone to avoid Sun city

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mixed round

Weather was nice but course was cart path only due to how wet it was. Play was very slow and they needed a marshall to pick up the pace.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented On 01/08/2019

Bill, we appreciate your feedback and understanding regarding the wet conditions on the day you played. We apologize for any inconvenience, but appreciate your patience and comments towards improvements. They will be shared with our staff, and we hope to have you back at Cowan Creek Golf Club for an even better round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Outing

Course has a good layout. Fairways were in great shape and well maintained. Only one temporary green which was on the low spot of the fairway. Most all green are in great shape, the ones they had issues they were in the outer edges. Great views and plenty of wild life around. There is no grill/ bar so be sure to bring your lunch or snack. Also likes the Bring your own drink aspect. Short driving range, but great putting and chipping areas. Pace of play wasn’t bad just got congested here and there. Staff was nice a friendly. All in all great course for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/10/2019

Hi Nick7235107. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome this kind of feedback for potential improvements. Thank you for playing Cowan Creek Golf Course and come back soon! #CowanCreekGC

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #CowanCreekGC on 12/17/2018:
Thanks for the 4-stars! Join us for another great round at Cowan Creek Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course unfortunately lots of rain

I always love to play Cowan, even if it's cart path only. Nothing they can do if they want to keep the course in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from #CowanCreekGC on 12/17/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars and kind feedback! On behalf of our staff at Cowan Creek Golf Club, we truly appreciate your dedication to playing our course, even despite the weather conditions. Join us for another great round soon!
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